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Jay Anania (written by)
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Release Date:
27 June 2013 (Russia) See more »
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Tagline:
Obsession can blur the lines of reality.
Plot:
A playwright who begins to mentally unravel cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Yes, a movie that makes you think See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Winona Ryder ... Martine

Josh Hamilton ... Raymond

Marin Ireland ... Anita

Katherine Waterston ... Julie

James Franco ... Tyrone

Dagmara Dominczyk ... Elizabeth McIntyre

Laila Robins ... Doctor Tynan

Julie Ann Emery ... Doctor Lewis

Eisa Davis ... Therapist

Mike Lubik ... Detective Roberts
C.J. Williams ... Detective Abrams

Vince Jolivette ... Edward

Samantha Sherman ... Natasha

Britt Lower ... Kathleen
Clem Cheung ... Chinese Man

Ania Spiering ... Waitress

Scarlett Sperduto ... Young Girl Singing
Joshua Landay ... Young Man
Michael Fawcett ... Young Policeman
Madalyn Lester ... Street Woman

Nina Ljeti ... Patient

Tanner Beard ... Orderly

Victoria Mack ... Nurse
Sophie Finkelstein ... Attendant
Sam Sam Yung ... Mounted Policewoman

Ariel Sands ... Screaming Woman #1 (as Ariel Meislin)

Shirley Dluginski ... Screaming Woman #2
Michael Walker ... Detective #2 (as Michael James Walker)
Jenna Bourgeois ... Kissing Couple #1

John J Thomassen ... Kissing Couple #1 (as John Thomassen)

David Gerson ... Kissing Couple #2
Sophie-Ann Duermeyes ... Kissing Couple #2
David Rothstadt ... Touching Couple

Izzie Steele ... Touching Couple
Donna G. Mooney ... Walking Woman
Tom Hegedosh ... Waiter
Cara Braglia ... Waitress #2
Zac Bahaj ... Maitre d'
Ty Anania ... Teenager #1
Louis Anania ... Teenager #2

Alessa Aichinger ... Restaurant Patron
Alicia Chisolm ... Restaurant Patron

Melanie Dobbyn ... Restaurant Patron

Karen Eilbacher ... Restaurant Patron
Michelle Ferreira ... Restaurant Patron

Kate Flanagan ... Restaurant Patron
Jack Gilbert ... Restaurant Patron
Devon Greenbaum ... Restaurant Patron
Alinca Hamilton ... Restaurant Patron
Edwings Hogarth ... Restaurant Patron
Ariel James ... Restaurant Patron
Barbara Lipari ... Restaurant Patron
Valery Lipari ... Restaurant Patron
Derek Michaels ... Restaurant Patron
Lauren Montella ... Restaurant Patron
Isabelle Owens ... Restaurant Patron
Jessica Parvati ... Restaurant Patron
Nancy Ellen Reinstein ... Restaurant Patron

Mireya Rios ... Restaurant Patron
Ralph Vinci ... Restaurant Patron
Vitaliy Shtabnoy ... Restaurant Patron (as Talli Vladimir)

Kevin B. Winebold ... Restaurant Patron (as Kevin Winebold)
Justin Michael Woods ... Restaurant Patron
Cafetano Morales ... Kitchen Staff
Joel Lopez ... Kitchen Staff
Sidney Nolyu ... Pedestrian
Rick Pantera ... Pedestrian
Liz Shivener ... Pedestrian
Shari Tischler ... Pedestrian
Sandy Cheng ... Pedestrian
Wen-Chuan Dai ... Pedestrian
Andrew Lee ... Pedestrian
Yuchen Lin ... Pedestrian
Wilson Pok ... Pedestrian
Yinan Zhao ... Pedestrian
Lián Amaris Sifuentes ... Shopper (as Lian Amaris)
Abigail Marean ... Shopper

Rebecca Merle ... Shopper
Jason McHale ... Shop Clerk
T. Moody ... Shop Clerk
Kevin Schaffner ... Shop Clerk
Fiona Aldridge ... Hospital Patient
Joy Bridenbaker ... Hospital Patient
Leslie Cohen ... Hospital Patient
Cozi Ib ... Hospital Patient

Tedi Nicoletos ... Hospital Patient (as Tedili Nicoletos)

Della Saba ... Hospital Patient
Tine Thomasen ... Hospital Patient
Brianna Viera ... Hospital Patient

Chelsie Yacks ... Butoh Audience

Caralyn Collar ... Butoh Audience
Madeline Hoak ... Butoh Audience
Natalie Kostin ... Butoh Audience
Cheryl Ann Palmer ... Butoh Audience

Roxann Remekie ... Butoh Audience
Magnus ... Dog Talent
Vangeline ... Performer: original Butoh Dance
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Billy Klein ... Dream Guy (uncredited)

Christina Voros ... Raoul (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jay Anania 
 
Writing credits
Jay Anania (written by)

Produced by
Brandt Andersen .... executive producer
Christopher Ball .... executive producer (as Chris J. Ball)
Rene Cogan .... executive producer
Michael Corso .... executive producer
Steven Garcia .... executive producer
Anthony Gudas .... executive producer
Vince Jolivette .... producer
Jeff Kalligheri .... producer
Miles Levy .... producer
Jason Sokoloff .... line producer
Marni Zelnick .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ty Anania 
 
Cinematography by
Jay Anania (director of photography)
Peter Cairns  (as Pete Cairns)
Christina Voros 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Allison Estrin 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Casey Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Bradley Schmidt 
 
Costume Design by
Annie Simon 
 
Makeup Department
Lizzie Arneson .... additional hair assistant
Lizzie Arneson .... additional makeup assistant
Pam Baumgartner .... additional hair assistant
Pam Baumgartner .... additional makeup assistant
Brit Cochran .... makeup assistant
Masha Gvozdov .... key hair stylist
Masha Gvozdov .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kim Sicurella-Barnes .... unit production manager (as Kim Barnes)
Marni Zelnick .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Carroll .... first assistant director
Christina Pierre .... second assistant director
Sophie Finkelstein .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Joe Cairo .... set dresser (as Joseph Cairo)
Linda Castiglione .... set dresser
Lindsay Johnston .... set constructor
Josie Keefe .... on-set props
Sarah Murat .... set dresser
Phillipps.Deon .... lead man
Nora Schaffer .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Ryan Billia .... dialogue editor
Ryan Billia .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Billia .... supervising sound editor
Shandor Garrison .... boom operator
Allison Jackson .... sound mixer
Roberto Lange .... foley recordist
Chris Peterson .... audio post-production services: ep of film & television, BANG @ Post Factory
Brad Stratton .... audio post-production supervisor
Jason Trammell .... foley artist
Paul Vitolins .... dialogue editor
 
Stunts
Tony Guida .... stunt performer
Declan Mulvey .... stunt coordinator
Nnamdi Nwosa .... stunt performer
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Kim Sicurella-Barnes .... stunt double: Winona Ryder (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Paul Alvarado .... grip (as Joey Alvarado)
Stratton Bailey .... key grip
Pamela Berkovic .... still photographer
Edna Luise Biesold .... additional cinematography (as Edna Biesold)
Seth Coleman .... best boy electric
Juan Crouch .... best boy grip
Leonardo D'Antoni .... director of lighting
Jamie Dack .... still photographer
Sam Ellison .... first assistant camera
Ryland Jones .... grip
Justin Lee .... best boy electric
Kimberly Parker .... camera operator
Kimberly Parker .... first assistant camera
Benjamin Rutkowski .... camera operator (as Ben Rutkowski)
Ari Schaeffer .... grip
Zachary Schamberg .... camera operator (as Zach Schamberg)
Tine Thomasen .... digital imaging technician
Daniel Vecchione .... additional cinematography (as Danny Vecchione)
 
Casting Department
James Bartol .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lainie Anderson .... wardrobe supervisor
Karen Boyer .... wardrobe supervisor
Emily Desimone .... shopper (as Emily DeSimone)
Maria Hooper .... costume design assistant
Zinnia Kim .... wardrobe assistant
Hannah Kittell .... shopper
Wendy Strauss .... costume design assistant
 
Editorial Department
Peter Cairns .... colorist
 
Music Department
Ryan Billia .... score engineer
Brian Jones .... composer: additional music
Brian Jones .... music supervisor
Brian Jones .... score producer
Tim Marchiafava .... assistant score engineer (as Tim Marchiafavia)
 
Transportation Department
Julian Wellbery .... driving production assistant
 
Other crew
James Bartol .... production intern
Blaine Chou .... production assistant
Mohamed Faramawy .... production intern
Brooke Goldfinch .... script supervisor
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Dena Greenbaum .... production coordinator
Devin Hayes .... production assistant
Jerry Li .... production intern
Charles Loguidice .... dog trainer and handler
Richard R. Lucas Jr. .... parking coordinator
Drew Nahas .... location manager
Jeff Petriello .... key production assistant
Charlotte Rabate .... set production assistant
Benjamin Rutkowski .... set production assistant
Jeremy Sam .... set production assistant
Natasha C. Smith .... production accountant
Tara Steinberg .... assistant production coordinator
Vangeline .... choreographer
Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo .... credit sequence
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance (uncredited)
Adam W. Rosen .... legal services (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Elizabeth Swados .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality and language
Runtime:
92 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jay Anania heads the directing program at the graduate film school at New York University and is one of James Franco's teachers.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Martine:I'm not sure I know how it began. But in the midst of a life that I now barely remember, in the midst of those now-forgotten New York days and nights, something happened. I believe it's all true. But it started with a dream.
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10 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Yes, a movie that makes you think, 30 October 2012
Author: faithisagoodthing from United Kingdom

When I first saw the trailer for this movie on YouTube, I like many thought are you joking.

The quality of the trailer was shockingly bad but I was still intrigued because I loved James Franco's work and as well as a welcome return in a leading role by Winona Ryder, since I have been a fan of her work for many years.

Though, as it has already been stated, this movie is not to everyone's taste, but I'm not sure why this movie has such a low rating either? When you actually watch the movie, the quality seems to be alright.

Yes, it has extremely complex levels of dreams by Winona's character (Martine), yet still very much entertaining. I thought the whole cast acted strongly and were great.

It kind of reminded me somewhat of elements of Black Swan, Inception and Francophrenia especially in terms of levels.

Sometimes, people classify movies as bad, if they can't breakdown the story quickly but I still felt the character's were warm.

However, I appreciate a movie that makes you think, and if a repeat viewing is necessary then why not? Anyway, I don't really want to give any spoilers away but I do think more people should view this movie and form their own opinions on the conclusion.

It's actually not the worst movie you could ever see and I enjoyed it but maybe, I'm biased because I love James and Winona. Seriously, it deserves a higher rating.

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